This morning I am thinking about how thankful I am that God gave me a sister. My sister and I are 20 months apart and although we are very different people, we are extremely close. The thing about having a sister is that you always have someone there to cheer you on, to root for you.
Growing up we would fight like crazy, but God help anyone who would mess with one of us because we'd immediately team up against them. I may or may not have vacuumed over her hair. In my defense, she was laying on the floor trying to get me in trouble when my dad told me to vacuum our room.
As teenagers I woke up excited for the day and talking about what would happen at school that day and she would grump that I talked too much. She isn't exactly an early morning person. However, get her giggling late at night and she can't stop.
To this day, she is the one person I like to scheme with. She's been my Black Friday stay up all night and shop buddy since we were old enough to make our own money and drive and even now she goes with Hubby and I to search out the good deals. It's much more about the bonding and the experience than it is about the shopping. She may or may not have accidentally cut a chunk out of my hair recently (paybacks?). We laughed till we cried and our kids wondered what in the world was wrong with us. This is nothing new though. Did I mention that she is the aunt who swoops in to save my kids when they are in trouble with me? She treats my kids like they were her own and I am so glad they have her for an aunt.
For the past several months my sister has suffered from debilitating back pain. She is undergoing surgery this afternoon and I am praying that this will fix the problem. It has been difficult for her to not be her usual active self with her love of exercise and chasing her 3 boys around. Today I am praying for steady hands for her doctor and complete healing of her body. I know that she is going to feel so much better coming out of this and I am looking forward to many more adventures to come.